I can’t even believe it’s been almost 2 months since I left Venice. It was never planned to be so long, yet as I like to hone in on often... we gotta flow with what is. And as it turns out, work flowed in so I flowed with London life for a little longer than planned. 📷⠀ ⠀ Over the last month or so I’ve had a lot of emails and texts asking if I’m still working? “YES” is the short answer. 🙋🏼♀️⠀ ⠀ I will of course be taking off some time off when our baby girl is ready to join us here in this world. Until then, and after then don’t stop getting in touch. After a decade in the business I have build an A-team of talented super star creative professionals. Assisting and covering shoots. Sometimes I’m not able to physically be in two places at once... believe me I’ve tried and successfully failed 😂 but my finger is very much always on the pulse. (For now!) ⠀ ⠀ I intend to stop and get to know a new kind of love I never knew was possible. ⠀ I will surrender and open my heart in the here and the now. ⠀ But I will never stop creating and dreaming, even if at first my photographs are just in my head. And when I loose and forget the idea before I’ve even been able to share it, I’ll know it was there even just for a moment. I am in fact, excited to loose my mind a little and grow in ways I have no fucking idea about. And then see what type of creativity comes out of that! ✌🏼⠀ ⠀
Since I found my groove once again, what could have looked like a stressful 2 weeks has been nothing short of beautiful. 🌷⠀ ⠀ Back to back shoots, hospital appointments, roof rack missions and all the stuff in between... yet this side of Thailand my experience, my perception, one could even say my heart has totally shifted. ❣️ ⠀ ⠀ Same set of events, different outcome. We always have the power to shift what’s not flowing in our lives and it always starts with taking full responsibility for yourself and your own shit. Easy? NO. Necessary? YES! 🙋🏼♀️ ⠀ ⠀ I see red flags when I start to blame everyone for what’s not going right. Even my meal choice, because my boyfriend should be able to read my mind, and at the speed it changes too!! During pregnancy Cheerios at 2am, pizza for breakfast and jacket potato just about anytime (except when it’s absolutely obvious not now!!). When I heard myself having a total breakdown at the lack of sparkling water in the house, I got a little glimpse and thought maybe I needed to shift a little, to shift a little. In this case it meant, A BREAK. But first a reality check and a compassionate but firm talking to myself. 😳⠀ ⠀ As tired, pregnant and busy as you are, it’s still your crap seeping out the seams. It’s always yours. 😉⠀ ⠀ With that, I cleaned up, I rested up and I got back to creation with a whole new light on things. 💁🏼♀️ ⠀ ⠀ This ones from @oliviabennettstylist and I’s recent ‘Italian Spring Salads’ shoot. ☀️
Just because it’s Sunday, it’s sunny and I want to inject a little lightness to my feed! ⠀ ⠀ It’s a day of editing for me....⠀ ⠀ Watch this space for ITALIAN SPRING SALADS shot this week with the inspirational and talented @oliviabennettstylist
Still in that plastic conversation over here. ⠀ ⠀ Thinking ⠀ ⠀ Talking ⠀ ⠀ Trying our best ⠀ ⠀ Fighting off the Italians (their law you must use a bag for your fruit and veg!) ⠀🥦🥕🥒🍋🍐🍠 ⠀ Buying a metal straw ⠀ ⠀ Forgetting it for 50% of the time I go out⠀ ⠀ Then leaving it in the cafe another 20% of the time ⠀ ⠀ Loving bees wax wrap 😍⠀ ⠀ Glass Tupperwares 🙌🏻⠀ ⠀ Gifting water bottles left right and centre⠀ ⠀ Feeling inspiring when my midwife gives me back my urine sample pot and asks me to use it next week again. Curious if it’s an NHS effort to cut back on plastic or just a fab mindful midwife? Will find out! ⠀ ⠀ Plastic plastic plastic.... slowly you’re out!⠀ ⠀
Asparagus season you are coming! I’m waiting for you patiently whilst my mouth waters just thinking about the hundreds of bloody amazing things I’m going to do with you. ⠀ ⠀ Breakfast⠀ Lunch ⠀ Dinner ⠀ ⠀ Solo⠀ Grouped with friends (mainly 🥚 eggs) ⠀ Blitzed for soufflé ⠀ Pesto ⠀ Soup ⠀ Lasagna ⠀ ⠀ Omg I’m too excited just thinking about you!! ⠀ ⠀ Happy harvesting and I’ll see you on my plate and in my mouth very soon! 😋
I thought I’d be writing I miss the Eastern light, the heat, the tropics. ☀️ In fact it was such a perfect month and we have returned to so much beauty and joy in our lives it’s just wonderful to be back in Europe. 🌍⠀ ⠀ Growing new lives from the inside, the outside, the heart and the ground up. There is so much newness right now, it’s bursting out my belly, it’s jumping through my letter box and it’s ping ping buzzing into my inboxes. 📲⠀ ⠀ The most beautiful thing about it all, is nothing is how I thought it would be, but it’s all perfect. I lost my trust and flow a little before venturing to Thailand to find a little space to receive, instead of pushing for what I wanted. And guess what? I rediscovered flow and found that groove I love to live in. It’s not always glamorous but it is beautiful and unique to you. It’s not rocket science and we can all have it. It’s just real life, gliding and dancing with each day without force, being with what is. Being in flow. I love my little groove and I got lost for a while but I’m back. 🧜🏻♀️⠀ ⠀ It’s inevitabile I’ll loose the way again, that’s just life. And I won’t always be able to jet set to Thailand on creative, nurturing adventures. ⚡️ ⠀ ⠀ What I do know though, is I can always find my way back home to myself with:⠀ Breath. Yoga. Slowness and whole hearted surrender. 🙌🏻
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY ⠀ ⠀ “Here’s to strong women.⠀ May we know them. ⠀ May we be them. ⠀ May we raise them.” ⠀ ⠀ *Unknown* ⠀ ⠀ And one line from me... ⠀ ⠀ May we always know, vulnerability is our power and our strength. ⠀ ⠀ Photo of @carmela_fleury a strong, beautiful, vulnerable mama shining so brightly through her tears and smile.
No words today. Just jet-lag, recovery and day dreaming of spring/summer food just round the corner! Good bye winter!!!
One of my all time hangout spots in the last month @siamhousetnp 🌿 This was our lil morning place for sanctuary, decent WiFi, emails and of course eating. 🥥🥭 🍍 I’m so inspired and excited to get back to Venice and start to recreate some decor bliss in our new house. 🏡 Then what comes next? 🤷🏼♀️ Venice food photography workshops? 😍 Yup you guessed it.... watch this space! 📷🍴